Shiny Hunters selling data of over 40 million users from the popular Wishbone app
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Wishbone app was been hacked by Shiny Hunters and over 40 million user details were stolen. The data was being sold by Shiny Hunters online for 0.85 BTC (Rs. 5,84,000 approx). The data stolen by the hacking group contained usernames, emails, phone numbers, city/state/country, but also hashed passwords.
Wishbone has also reported a hack in 2017 with 2.2 million user details affecting, the researchers also said the hack did not contain any of the accounts affected in 2017 hack.
It has become very difficult to protect the user data for the big companies as the hackers find numerous ways to exploit the systems. However, the company has not released an official statement for the affected users.
While the Wishbone has not revealed in recent years its total user count, the app has been in the iOS App Store Top 50 most popular social networking apps for years, reaching its peak in 2018, when it ranked in the category’s top 10. On the Google Play Store, the app has between 5 million and 10 million downloads.